One of the biggest hurdles that US teachers face when teaching Canada is a lack of effective
educational resources. To help teachers become more aware of the resources available to them,
K-12 STUDY CANADA has compiled a wealth of information and materials to assist teachers develop
a curriculum that brings the sights and sounds of Canada to life for American students.
Click on a resource link to the right to skip directly to that resource description. Click on a
resource's title to view the resource.
K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Loan-Kits
Teachers can use two loan-kits available through WWU's Center for Canadian-American
Studies called the K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise and the K-12 STUDY CANADA Student
Includes dozens of books, artifacts, CD-ROMs, music CDs and videos that relate to nine
thematic units concerning Canada.
Contains thirty-six novels that can be used in conjunction with the resource valise or as an
independent exploration of Canada through youth fiction.
This is a fantastic book! What depth and variety - the result of many hours of dedicated
Susan Boldrey, Illinois (July 3, 2003)
Published by the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University,
Canada: Northern Neighbor (2nd Edition) is an excellent core textbook suitable for grades 6 to
9 that focuses on the history, geography, economy, government, culture and arts of Canada
while emphasizing Canada's relationship with the United States.
O Canada! The True North Strong and Free!, written by Tina Storer
and funded by the Canadian Embassy, was initially published in
April 2004 by The Washington Times as a Newspapers in Education
supplement on Canada for teachers.
Click here to download the
supplement and copy for classroom use.
Numerous educational modules written by Nadine Fabbi and articles written by Tina Storer for her
"Connecting History Classrooms to Canada" column in the History Matters! e-newsletter for the
National Council for History Education's can be accessed along with others that are approved for classroom use.
Lesson Plans that educators created at the annual STUDY CANADA
Summer Institute are available for use by other teachers as well as
K-12 educational modules created by Nadine Fabbi, University of
Washington, are available for use. The lesson plans and modules
concern a variety of topics commonly taught by teachers of Canada.
Some of the Teacher-Developed Lesson Plans (above) have been aligned to Washington State
EALRs and CBEs by WWU Woodring College of Education students in Dr. Mitchell Jancic's Course.
So far, twenty-two lesson plans have been aligned but check back as we work to align others for posting here and on OSPI's website.
The most recent PowerPoints from the annual STUDY CANADA Summer Institute are posted here
along with other PowerPoints from K-12 STUDY CANADA and National Resource Centers on Canada presentations.
Great lesson plans on Canada are available on other sites. If you know of additional sites
with lesson plans on Canada, please contact us so that they can be added here, too.
K-12 STUDY CANADA is always happy to receive new and interesting lesson plans on teaching
The University of Washington's Educational Media Collection - a Non-Profit Educational
Rental Collection - offers a wealth of videos, laserdiscs and DVDs on Canadian topics
which teachers can borrow to supplement their Canadian studies curriculum.
K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher-Associates are experienced teachers of Canada who have
developed extensive social studies curriculum about Canada and who are interested in making
presentations on Canada at regional conferences.